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Car Rentals in California Could Get More Expensive 
The new California law is meant to help rental car companies stay afloat amidst the pandemic by allowing them to charge additional driver fees.
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Jerry
Mar 20, 2022
Car Rental Prices Have Soared Since 2019
Anyone who has tried to rent a car the past two years knows how high the prices have gotten. How much have rates actually risen since 2019?
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Jerry
Mar 05, 2022
Hertz Made the Biggest Electric Cars Purchase Ever From Tesla
Rental car company Hertz recently placed a massive order for electric cars from Tesla. Hertz hopes to electrify its fleets in the near future.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Happens if you Damage a Rental Car in an Accident?
What happens if you damage a rental car in an accident? You’ll exchange your insurance information and inform the rental company and your insurer to start.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
10 Best Road Trip Cars to Rent
The Honda Odyssey offers maximum interior space, whereas the Ford Expedition is perfect for offroading and hauling gear. Here are 10 of the best road trip cars.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Do I Need Rental Car Insurance if I Already Have My Own?
The next time you rent a car, make sure you have insurance on the car either through your own insurance or the rental car company’s insurance.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Rent or Lease a Car in Europe
Jetting off to see Italy, France, or other European countries for yourself? Here's how to lease or rent a car in Europe.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Buying Used Rental Cars from Hertz: A Step-by-Step Guide
Hertz is selling off their fleet of used rental vehicles. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to take advantage of this and buy used rental cars from Hertz.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Use a Car Rental Coupon
Car rental coupons are an accessible and easy way to save money on your next trip.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
7 Ways to Save Money on Car Rentals
If you have to rent a car, you want to make sure that you’re getting the best deal possible, preferably for a nice ride. Here's how.
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Jerry
May 12, 2022
How to Rent a Car
This is a guide on how to rent a car. From booking to return to payments and insurance, here's exactly what you need to do to successfully rent a car.
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Jerry
May 12, 2022
How to Get a Car Rental Discount Code
Using car rental discount codes can save you a bundle on your next car rental.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How Old Do You Have to Be to Rent a Car?
Car rental companies vary on minimum age rules, but most companies require you to be 21 years old to rent a car. Read this guide to find out minimum age rules, car rental company age policies, and more.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
What Is Rental Reimbursement Coverage? Do I Need It?
Rental reimbursement coverage is an option add-on that covers the cost of transportation expenses while your vehicle is being repaired after submitting a claim.
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Jerry
Mar 09, 2022
Rental Car Shortage Has Some People Taking Drastic Measures
Have you tried to rent a car and found that the prices have doubled or tripled? The spike in demand as COVID-19 restrictions lift has led to increased rental car prices.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
A National Rental Car Shortage Is Making Car-Sharing More Appealing
A nationwide shortage of rental cars is introducing more Americans to car-sharing. Find out if it's right for you.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Does Renters Insurance Cover Theft From Your Car?
Renters insurance can provide extra insurance on items stored in your car, but it will not cover car theft.
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Jerry
Feb 23, 2022
The Citroen Ami Is Coming to America
The Citroen Ami might be available soon for car-sharing in Washington, D.C. In France, where the Ami was launched, the tiny car can be purchased and driven by 14-year-olds.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Hertz Is Back in Business
Hertz and many other rental car companies suffered huge financial losses from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. But, Hertz has come out of bankruptcy and is set for a strong financial performance in 2021.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Customer Service in the Rental Car Industry Seems Low
Many customers have had bad experiences with customer service from car rental agencies. This includes getting rentals that haven’t been cleaned and being charged for it.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Rental Car Shortage is Forcing Myrtle Beach Tourists to Use U-Haul
The car rental industry took a blow after selling their inventory during the pandemic, and as a result, some customers are turning to U-Haul for their car rental needs.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Turo Takes off in Alaska as Rental Cars Continue to Be Scarce
Alaska has faced a rental car shortage like many other states. As a result, Turo has found a lot of success with its car-sharing service.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
How to Avoid Being Unfairly Charged for Rental Car Damage
Here's a guide on avoiding unfair rental car charges. Read on to find the steps you can take to protect yourself from unfair rental car charges.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022
Car Rental Startup Fined for Several Violations
Getaround, a car rental startup, is being fined almost $1 million for several violations. Getaround has been accused of not following car rental regulations.
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Jerry
Apr 27, 2022

All Questions on Car Rentals

Can I cancel a Zipcar reservation?
How can I cancel a Zipcar reservation? Does the company allow changes to reservations?
Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How much does a Tesla cost to rent?
My girlfriend and I are celebrating our three-year anniversary and have a whole day planned. I want to surprise her by picking her up in a Tesla, but I want to make sure it doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg. How much does renting a Tesla cost? Thanks!
Jessa Claeys
Oct 14, 2021
Does AAA membership cover rental cars?
Can I use AAA to either pay for a rental car or get a discount? I have a AAA membership and need to rent a car for an upcoming conference in Florida.
Sophie Newman
Nov 26, 2021
What cars perform the best on Turo?
I'm interested in listing my 2016 Ford Fiesta for rental, but I'm not sure it would do well with users. What cars generally perform the best?
Sophie Newman
Aug 11, 2021
How do I know if my insurance covers rental cars?
I blew out the transmission in my car and the mechanic told me it might be a few weeks before I could get it back. As a result, I'm planning on renting a car. I haven't paid for the rental yet, but I submitted an application, and the company asked me if I wanted to purchase insurance through them. I haven't responded yet because I’m curious. Does my current car insurance cover rental vehicles?
Jack Walsh
Nov 02, 2021
Can you take a National rental car into Canada?
My brother wants to rent a car for us to go to Canada. Does National allow this? It's one of the only rental car companies in our area.
Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
Is it possible to visit Vancouver without a car?
I’m finally fulfilling a lifelong dream of visiting Vancouver—but I don’t have a car. I know some cities are more difficult to get around without a set of wheels. Will I be able to get around Vancouver without a car?
Melanie Johnson
Feb 08, 2022
Is it bad to buy a rental car?
The used car market has been super tight lately and I’ve been running out of options. I heard a rumor that you can get a good deal by buying a rental car. Is that true?
Drew Waterstreet
Feb 18, 2022
What is it like to drive in Miami?
I got promoted at work and am going to take a short vacation in Florida next week before my new, hectic schedule kicks in. I’m renting a car but I've never driven outside of my home state. What’s the driving like in Miami?
Maxine Boyko
Feb 03, 2022
How long does it take to get approved for Zipcar?
I want to rent a car next week. If I join now, will that give me enough time to get approved in time for my trip?
Sophie Newman
Sep 14, 2021
How do I get insurance on a rental car?
I'm renting a car for the week and I don't have my own insurance. How do I get insurance on a rental car?
Emily Maracle
Oct 19, 2021
How do I rent a car to travel out of state?
 I’m driving from my home in Baltimore to my college reunion in Boston. How do I go about renting a car to travel out of state?
Rachel Rigolino
Jan 20, 2022
What is the purpose of international car insurance?
I have an option for international car insurance on my policy. What does it cover? Why do people want it?
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
How do you rent a car through insurance?
I was in an accident a couple of weeks ago, and my car is in pretty bad shape. I’m doing fine and I’m ready to get back out there, but I need a rental car while my car is in the shop. Is there any way I can rent a car through my insurance provider?
Chloe Jenkins
Dec 29, 2021
What’s the seating capacity of a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas?
My car was recently totaled, and my insurance company is going to pay for me to rent a car until I get a new one. The rental company has a 2020 Volkswagen Atlas, but I’m afraid it won’t have enough room for car seats and after-school sports equipment. What’s a 2020 Atlas’ seating capacity?
Megan Lebron
Mar 23, 2022
What can happen if I take a loaner car across state lines without approval?
I live in St. Louis, but my family lives right across the river in Illinois. I'm currently driving a loaner car, as my car is in the shop and I signed a contract saying I couldn't take the car across state lines. What happens if I go visit my family?
Eric Schad
Mar 18, 2022
Does Allstate offer international driving coverage in North America?
"I have a car insurance policy through Allstate right now. I'm going on a road trip throughout North America next month and will be driving my own car. Will my policy cover me?"
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
What kind of insurance should I get when renting a car through Budget?
What kind of insurance should I purchase for a rental car? I'm going on a trip to Maine and renting a compact vehicle through Budget.
Sophie Newman
Jul 23, 2021
Does a rental car company have to reimburse you for the cost of fuel if your electric car was damaged in an accident?
I have an electric car that was damaged in an accident. My insurance company gave me a rental for the time being, but it's a gas-powered vehicle. Will the rental car company or insurance company reimburse me for the costs of fuel that I wouldn't normally have?
Eric Schad
Oct 29, 2021
How do I get a rental car from an insurance claim?
My car needs repairs after I was t-boned at an intersection. I can't take time off work, so I need a rental car. How can I get a rental car from insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 22, 2021
What is the purpose of non-owners car insurance?
My mom suggested I get a non-owners car insurance policy. I don't really understand how it works and what the purpose of it is. What should I know?
Emily Maracle
Jul 30, 2021
Can you travel in New York with a Turo car?
I need to rent a car and recently heard about Turo. Are New Yorkers able to rent using Turo and how does it work?
Sean Boehme
Feb 07, 2022
How do you get a rental car through insurance?
My car is not drivable. I got into an accident two days ago, but I still need to get to work. Can you help me get a rental car through insurance?
Matthew Macgugan
Dec 05, 2021
How do you get bargain car rentals?
I’m planning an out-of-state trip and wanted to rent a car. What are some tips to find bargain car rentals?
Tiffany Leung
Mar 29, 2022
Who pays for a rental car after an accident?
A couple of weeks ago, I was in an accident. Thankfully everyone is all right and I was found not at fault, but my car needs repairs and I'll need a rental car. Will my insurance pay for it or will the at-fault driver's?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
Can I drive a rental car out of state?
I am traveling from Washington to Oregon. I don't own a car and would like to rent one. Can I take a rental car out of state?
Emily Maracle
Aug 17, 2021
How do I rent a car with insurance?
My car was badly damaged in an accident. I filed a claim with the other driver's insurance, but I need a car while mine is in the shop. How do I rent a car with insurance?
Emily Maracle
Oct 18, 2021
How do I get insurance for a rental car business?
I live in a city with heavy tourism. I think I could make a lot of money owning a rental car business. I want to start analyzing the costs. What kind of insurance do you need for a rental car company? Where do you buy it?
Emily Maracle
Oct 07, 2021
Can I use my gap insurance on a rental car?
My vehicle was totaled and I need to rent a car to get to work. I have gap insurance on my car. Will it also cover a rental car until I can get a new car?
Emily Maracle
Aug 16, 2021
How can I open the gas tank on a Toyota RAV4?
I’m renting a new Toyota RAV4 this weekend and so far I love the car. However, it’s time to fill the tank and I can’t figure out how to open the gas tank. How does the gas tank open on a Toyota RAV4?
Chloe Jenkins
Jan 05, 2022

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